Saturday, 29 December 2012

I've been having fun needlefelting, I was supposed to be attempting to make a bird but I've had more fun doing these little fellas. From a pile of fluff to two little teddies.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Thought I'd better do a little more work to this. So I've added some machine cords and worked on water soluble fabric to make the flowers. I'm now wondering whether to put a birds nest on the top with a few little birds.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Spend an enjoyable  few hours wandering around Beamish on Sunday. We would have visited Santa but the queue was too long, and we may have had a skate on the ice rink, but likewise there was a big queue there also.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

It was our Stitch-in-9 Christmas meal last week, instead of giving a card to each other, we made a little Christmas tree and here are a few of them.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Thought I better sit down and make  a few cards, otherwise it will be here  and gone before I have even started.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Home Sweet Home
Contemporary Knitting & Crafts
1 December – 31 January 2013

It’s this time of the year when the Gallery showcases an exhibition derived from a community project exploring the boundaries between fine art and craft. For the past three years we have had knitted extravaganzas from A Victorian Christmas, A Grand Tour to Once Upon A Time produced by our resident knitting group The Materialistics but this year we have something slightly different.
Home Sweet Home is an exhibition made up of work by The Materialistics, Stitch-in-9, North Tyneside Arts Studio, Bill Quay Farm, ST Libraries knitting groups as well as individual artists and makers from across our region, all under the theme of Home and Garden.

I hope you can spare the time to see this colourful exhibition at the Customs House, South Shields.
You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

I thought the yarn for the above teddy was difficult to work with, so I changed the yarn to make the one below. This was even worse to knit with and I liked the first teddy best.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Charlotte is a little nearer to being finished. May change her  hairstyle, as its the feather I was going to embellish her head with.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Charlotte has now got part of her new jacket on.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

This is what our sky looked like at 5pm last night, fanastic colour.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Charlotte is now standing on her own two feet, has stockings and bloomers

with crinoline skirt
 and overskirt

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A little further on with Colleen's mystery doll

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Meet Spike, my unexpected visitor.

Monday, 15 October 2012

I made this folded paper book at a mini workshop by Irene Burns at our guild on Saturday.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

What fun I am having. I have joined Colleen Babcock's mystery doll pattern group. We now have the pattern and the instructions to do the head. This is how mine has turned out. Its quite some time since I have needle sculped a head, its a little bit lopsided and mouse looking, but its all adds to her character. She'll probably look totally different when her hair starts to grow.
Above is without eyelids, eyelashes and ears.

This is the first time I have added false eyelashes, quite impressed.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Those were the days, building sandcastles with my brother.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Only need to put the brooch pins onto these two little cute faces and then they will be finished.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

 and here is the result of my play day.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

This is the recipe for fun, netting, brush, wallpaper paste and cotton wool roll. Will play with these tomorrow.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Nothing to show you this week, have been on my sewing machines and they have both been playing up. Wasted alot of time and getting no way. Feel like binning them, so had a machine free day yesterday and went to my grand nephews wedding. Lovely day, the bride looked beautiful and the groom very handsome.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Am I too early for Christmas.

Monday, 3 September 2012

My bargain of the day,  when I went to Tesco's, were selling these plants for 25p.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Had a lovely day out at Holy Island yesterday. The weather was warm and sunny.

. Lots of inspiration for my textile work.